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I am about to pull the trigger on my first SSD to run my Win7 system on... yeah, finally, but hey.

I have a M5A97 mb which has Sata III ports, but I can't decide between these three. All of them are manufacturer refurbished, but that's all I can afford right now, and I'm willing to take the chance.

60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Sata II for $38.99

60GB OCZ Vertex 3 Sata III for $54.99

60GB Corsair Force Series 3 Sata III for $41.59 (which includes 20% promo ending today!)

I'm leaning towards the Corsair, because it seems like the best bang for the buck, any opinions?

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by cyclometric View Post

I am about to pull the trigger on my first SSD to run my Win7 system on... yeah, finally, but hey.

I have a M5A97 mb which has Sata III ports, but I can't decide between these three. All of them are manufacturer refurbished, but that's all I can afford right now, and I'm willing to take the chance.

60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Sata II for $38.99

60GB OCZ Vertex 3 Sata III for $54.99

60GB Corsair Force Series 3 Sata III for $41.59 (which includes 20% promo ending today!)

I'm leaning towards the Corsair, because it seems like the best bang for the buck, any opinions?

Thanks,

man i would grab 2 of those Corsair SSD's and RAID 0 them
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man i would grab 2 of those Corsair SSD's and RAID 0 them

So after hemming and hawing on these, I found some research saying the Corsair is actually a sub-performer compared to the Vertex 3. But I've upgraded my want now, and found a great deal on a HyperX at TigerDirect:

Kingston HyperX 120GB SH103S3/120G Sata III for $79.99 with coupon!

I think that's too good to pass up... though I don't know what I need with 120GB of SSD since I planned on my putting my OS on there... I think I'll do it... but then again... Black Friday is just around the corner... I'd hate to miss out on an even better deal ...
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check out the data sx900

Thanks, it does look like a great drive, but I got the HyperX 3K 128GB from Newegg, and because of their mention about what to do if you find lower prices on products during Black November, I am getting it for $79.99, which seems like a great price for the performance of this drive. Looking forward to getting it and setting it up! I have a lot of reading to do, especially about how to use all that space, since I expect to just put my OS on a small (40/50/60? GB) partition, then leave the rest for ... ? what? I'll be researching what to do over the next few days. . . Reading the stickies for now, and open to suggestions/directions.

thanks,
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